Although it may look like marijuana, the plant used to cultivate hemp seed is actually a different species of cannabis and contains very little of the active ingredient THC that marijuana is famed for.
Hemp seeds are loaded with healthy fats, protein and essential nutrients, benefits that marijuana is certainly not famed for!
If you’re looking for a vegetarian source of omega-3 fatty acids, these seeds are an excellent choice.
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fats that help reduce inflammation and getting more in your diet may reduce your risk of heart disease.
Hemp seeds contain all of the essential amino acids, which makes them a complete source of protein. Adding three tablespoons to a smoothie is the equivalent of 10g of protein.
Hemp seeds are also a rich source of a number of essential minerals including magnesium, phosphorus, iron and zinc.
Magnesium and phosphorus are important for bone health. Iron is necessary for delivering oxygen throughout your body, and zinc supports the immune system.
Hemp seeds are extremely versatile and are just as tasty when sprinkled over salad or added to soup.
Energy 729kj / 174kcal
Fat 13.5g (saturates 1.0g)
Carbohydrate 2.0g (of which sugars >1.0g)